I developed an interest in art while studying to be a landscape architect at Michigan State University. A series of courses in art, architectural delineation and other professional skill training began what was to the basis for training as an artist and a lifelong interest in creating art. From this beginning my art work followed two paths, one professional and the other personal.
While at the university, my personal art work was primarily in acrylics. My work includes landscapes, wild flowers, buildings and other elements of the rural landscape. As in my professional work, native plants have always been a part of my art work. After graduation I switched to watercolors as my favorite medium. Watercolors as a medium were more expressive of white spaces in my work. As a landscape architect, artist and wood worker - furniture builder, my work has emphasized developing and expressing my own unique style and detail.
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A few years ago I decided to concentrate on winter landscapes along the Wisconsin Ice Age Trail. It is a resource that is unique to Wisconsin and the Wisconsin landscape. In retirement he has more time throughout the year to expand my subject matter to other seasons as well.
The frames for my recent work are hand made from quarter sawn white oak and other woods. The frames are made with exposed joint keys in each corner and are hand finished with a 6 coat water based polyurethane process. The result is a clear natural wood finish.
After retiring from full time work as a landscape architect and moving from Madison to Cross Plains a few years ago he spends more time on art work, gardening and wood working.
DEMONSTRATION: I plan on painting watercolors or demonstrating frame construction in my shop depending on interest expressed by customers as I have time available during the show.
STUDIO ACCESS: We have three stairs at the front stoop, 1 at the front door and 2 down inside in the living area. Generally we use the garage for handicapped access but it's still 3 steps.
Credit Cards are accepted by this artist.
3095 Creekside Way, Cross Plains, WI 53528